Security Officer Supervisor Duties


A security officer supervisor oversees a team of professionals who secure the facilities and grounds of a piece of property. These professionals direct all activities including the creation, communication and implementation of policies as well as the management of security personnel. Additionally, a security officer supervisor may carry out the day to day aspects of security work.

Performance Management

  • As the head of a team of security professionals, a security officer supervisor provides performance management to his subordinates. This includes assigning work, delegating responsibilities and communicating and enforcing changes in company policy. When subordinates perform poorly, a security officer supervisor implements disciplinary action such as termination.


  • In certain environments, a security officer supervisor performs the duties of a regular security guard. She patrols the grounds of the facility, checking doors and windows to ensure that they are properly secured. She also investigates suspicious activity, coming to the aid of building occupants when called.

Law Enforcement

  • When trespassers and other criminal perpetrators are discovered, a security officer supervisor has the authority to detain them until law enforcement officials arrive. Additionally, she serves as liaison between the facility and local authorities, providing communication between the two during emergency situations.


  • In accordance to company policy, a security officer supervisor maintains accurate logs regarding the activities of the security department, which may include a detailed account of who entered the facility as well as in-depth incident reports highlighting any altercations that may have occurred.

Public Interaction

  • Depending on the facility, a security officer supervisor may serve as de facto hosts within the building and on its grounds. She may assist visitors by providing directors or communicating facility policies such as prohibition of photography within a landmarked building. She also answers any other general questions a visitor or occupant may have.

Confidential Information

  • A security officer supervisor maintains a certain level of security clearance within the facility. As such, she may possess a set of master or skeleton keys, security pass codes as well as access to any surveillance equipment used to monitor the building and surrounding grounds. In many cases she also has the authority to grant varying levels of security clearance to other employees.

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